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Italian couple is travelling around the world to tell co-operative stories

An Italian couple have set out on a year-long journey to discover inspiring co-op stories. Researcher Sara Vicari and her husband, video editor Andrea Mancori, are documenting co-ops, collective action and sustainable development in more than 10 countries. The couple have set up an association – Aroundtheworld.coop – to give voice to

Working to build up Malawi’s co-op movement

Over the last six years, we have been working with the co-operative movement in Malawi to develop a national apex body, known as the Malawi Federation of Co-operatives (MAFECO). Working with a number of partners, at the Co-operative College we have utilised our vast experience of supporting co-operatives in Malawi,

South Africa, China lift ties to a new level

South Africa and China have entered into several agreements that will enable economic growth and educational opportunities, the Presidency said on Monday. One agreement signed during the state visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa – on investment and trade promotion between the two countries – carries a monetary value of approximately

Success stories from Africa – Women’s cooperatives in rural Ethiopia

In most parts of the Dodola district, 300km south of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, slow-moving oxen are seen ploughing open stretches of farmland. But in one field, a red tractor is speedily tilling women-owned cooperative farmland ahead of the rainy season. For Kamso Bame, a widowed mother of 12 and

SA to host China

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on a State visit to South Africa. “The State visit takes place within the context of strengthening strategic and historic political, economic, social and international cooperation partnership between South Africa and China,” the Presidency said

Team SA makes us proud

Brand South Africa on Monday congratulated the country’s sportsmen and women on their achievements at the weekend. Brand SA said sport has great impact on the nation brand and its attractiveness on a global stage. It said that the nation brand is not preserved by a single dimension, but rather

Saudi Arabia gives SA energy sector $10bn boost

A $10 billion investment pledge into the South African energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa. The pledge was made during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State visit to Saudi Arabia, which began on Thursday. “This commitment

SA participates in AGOA Forum

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is in Washington DC in the US where the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum kicked off today. The forum said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will focus on the implementation of AGOA, as well as, strategies for deepening the

SA eyes opportunities in China

With South Africa due to host the BRICS Summit next month, the country is keen to collaborate with and explore investment opportunities and partnerships with Chinese companies, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe. Speaking at the reception of a Chinese business delegation at the Chinese Embassy in Tshwane